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WATCH: Ed Sheeran surprises Dublin fans with Westlife hit

Ed Sheeran surprised his fans last night with a cover of Westlife’s hit song ‘Flying Without Wings’.

The star performed an intimate warm-up show in Vicar Street and his fans came from all over the world to see it.

Ed swapped his best hits to try and sing an acoustic version of Westlife’s 2000s bop.

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Speaking about the Vicar Street gig to Ryan Tubridy this morning, Ed said the venue was his favorite in Europe.

He told Ryan: “I think it’s the best venue in Europe in terms of privacy. It’s a big venue but when you’re playing the show you can see everyone at all times. I really, really love playing it. It was really, really fun doing that gig yesterday.”

“I feel it this morning because I played a little longer than expected.”

It’s no secret that Ed is a huge fan of Irish band Westlife as he reportedly asked Nicky Byrne, Shane Filan, Mark Feehily and Kian Egan to perform at his wedding to Cherry Seaborn.

The “Shvers” singer also wrote and produced several tracks for Spectrum, Westlife’s latest album, alongside legendary songwriter Steve Mac.

In fact, Steve Mac, who also wrote ‘Shape of You’, flew to Dublin specifically for the Vicar Street gig that inspired Ed to sing the Westlife hit.

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